The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Technician role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Technician
Rank 575 548 531
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 29 17 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.033% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.036% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
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£175 - £164
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 - £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £205 - £205
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 - £113
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £17.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -5.88%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 27 £180 - 5
South East -15 13 £180 -
Hampshire -7 5 £175 -
East Midlands +2 3 - -
North West -5 3 - - 1
Southampton -8 2 £173 -
Scotland -21 2 £175 -
South West -33 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Leicester - 2 - -
Gloucestershire -17 1 - -
Edinburgh -20 1 £175 -
East of England -30 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
London - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Durham - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Stafford - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Whitstable - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Darlington - - - - 1
Eastleigh - - - -
Salisbury - - - -
Gloucester - - - -

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title.

1 44 (83.02%) Windows
2 28 (52.83%) Windows 7
3 24 (45.28%) Windows XP
4 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
5 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
6 15 (28.30%) MS Office
7 14 (26.42%) Citrix
8 10 (18.87%) MS Exchange
8 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (16.98%) SCCM
10 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
10 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (13.21%) Internet
10 7 (13.21%) Blackberry
10 7 (13.21%) Migration
11 6 (11.32%) Windows 2000
11 6 (11.32%) LAN
11 6 (11.32%) WAN
11 6 (11.32%) VMware
12 5 (9.43%) Windows Vista
12 5 (9.43%) Fat Client
12 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
12 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (9.43%) SLA
12 5 (9.43%) ITIL
12 5 (9.43%) Finance
12 5 (9.43%) Thin Client
13 4 (7.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (7.55%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (7.55%) Windows 8

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (18.87%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.77%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (28.30%) MS Office
2 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) assyst
2 1 (1.89%) Magento
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) Internet
2 6 (11.32%) LAN
2 6 (11.32%) WAN
3 3 (5.66%) VoIP
3 3 (5.66%) Firewall
4 2 (3.77%) Wireless
4 2 (3.77%) Nortel Meridian
4 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.89%) DNS
5 1 (1.89%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MSI
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.43%) Fat Client
2 5 (9.43%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.77%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.89%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 44 (83.02%) Windows
2 28 (52.83%) Windows 7
3 24 (45.28%) Windows XP
4 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (11.32%) Windows 2000
7 5 (9.43%) Windows Vista
8 4 (7.55%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.89%) UNIX
10 1 (1.89%) HPUX
10 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.21%) Migration
2 5 (9.43%) ITIL
3 3 (5.66%) Service Management
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Security
4 2 (3.77%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.89%) ISMS
5 1 (1.89%) Network Management
5 1 (1.89%) Change Control
5 1 (1.89%) Information Security Management
5 1 (1.89%) Security Management
5 1 (1.89%) Information Security
5 1 (1.89%) OO
5 1 (1.89%) CRM
5 1 (1.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) Java
1 1 (1.89%) PHP
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.89%) MCP
4 1 (1.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (3.77%) XenApp
5 2 (3.77%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.77%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.89%) vSphere
6 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) SCCM
2 3 (5.66%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (26.42%) Citrix
3 6 (11.32%) VMware
4 3 (5.66%) Cisco
4 3 (5.66%) Symantec
5 2 (3.77%) Nortel
5 2 (3.77%) AppSense
5 2 (3.77%) Altiris
5 2 (3.77%) Lumension
5 2 (3.77%) Avaya
5 2 (3.77%) CA
5 2 (3.77%) Lotus
6 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.89%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.89%) Dell
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle
6 1 (1.89%) SAP
6 1 (1.89%) McAfee
6 1 (1.89%) Sophos
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Connectus
Rate: £13.71 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago